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ERIC Number: ED093315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 150
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Bibliographic Control for Recently Published Books in Anthropology. A Program to Utilize the Library of Congress MARC Tapes.
Perkins, David Lee
A working model of a system of bibliographic control for anthropology books is described. Bibliographic control is defined as the acquisition of timely and accurate information on what is published. One of the most comprehensive information sources on anthropology books presently available is the American Anthropologist; its reviews and its "New Publications Received" section cite and evaluate new books. The model system is based on a sample of American Anthropologist reviews. The entries from the sample are traced through standard bibliographic tools to their Library of Congress Machine Readable Catalog (MARC) tape. This program may be used to produce a list of current anthropology titles from the MARC tape. The MARC tapes contain the weekly cataloging output of the Library of Congress for books printed in the United States and Canada--approximately 75,000 entries yearly. The model system is both more comprehensive and more current than any anthropological bibliographic control tool now in existence. The randomly organized MARC tape entries are sorted into catagories based on their call number and are listed in alphabetical order. (Author/WCM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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